The Basic Safety and Security Course prepares you for working and traveling in unsafe areas. During this course you learn and practice the skills needed to operate safely in dangerous areas. This will give you a rational attitude and self-confidence, thus increasing your personal and professional effectiveness in the field. The emphasis is on interaction and practical exercises. Simulations are an integrated part of the training. The training is conducted in a safe learning environment.
*This course is organized by the Centre for Safety and Development. For more information and registration please visit their website:
Programme and topics
The course is composed of the following modules:
- Dealing with Aggression
- Security Awareness
- Emergency First Response
- Ammunition Awareness
- Mental resilience
All acquired skills will be practiced in real-life simulations. In these practical exercises you learn to anticipate and react in threatening situations. All simulations will be practised in small groups and are supervised by experienced CSD trainers. After each simulation you will receive feedback on your personal and group behaviour and actions from both the trainer and the actors. Although the simulations can be challenging and demanding, they will be manageable and provide an excellent learning experience. This will increase your self-confidence and will help you develop the right attitude toward the risks involved.
After one year, the participants receive a short e-learning course to refresh their knowledge and skills.
If you are travelling to an area which the Ministry of Foreign Affairs has classified as unsafe, this course is the right course for you. Please keep in mind that even if an area is not classified as unsafe you must make your own judgement concerning the risks. In short, NGO staff working and/or travelling in unsafe areas.
Strong emphasis on interaction and practical exercises. Simulations are an integrated part of the training. The training is conducted in a safe learning environment.
The following dates are planned for Soesterberg, The Netherlands:
September 18-20, 2019
September 23-25, 2019
October 9-11, 2019
October 30 - November 1, 2019
November 4-6, 2019
November 13-15, 2019
November 27-29, 2019
December 4-6, 2019
December 11-13, 2019
December 18-20, 2019
This course can also be provided tailor-made,
to your own organization and location.